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Author Archives: Michael Bellamy
The Fury and the Challenger!
It’s early Sunday morning. I can’t sleep and I’m bored. I live in an apartment building and soundproofing wasn’t part of the architect’s or the developer’s plan. I don’t want to turn on the TV and wake up half the building. … Continue reading
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Remembering Gilles Villeneuve
28 years ago, on a rainy and cold October day, I was in attendance when Gilles Villeneuve won his first F1 race. To the delight of the cheering crowd, he did it on his home course; the Circuit Île Notre-Dame, … Continue reading
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The case for Automobile Association membership – Part II
Travel is all about time and space. The West and the Prairies have nice defined borders, and mostly two lane highways. Ontario is another story. It is a very wide province and although there are passing lanes, the Trans-Canada highway … Continue reading
The case for Automobile Association membership – Part I
I was going to write about my cross-country trip and its wonderful scenery, but it turned into quite an ordeal. So, I will focus on the adventure itself. The plan was to travel from West Vancouver, British Columbia to Lachute, … Continue reading
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License plates. Do we really need them?
They get bent, faded, torn, stolen. Even phony license plates are out there. And if you are lucky enough to be James Bond your DB5 is equipped with a number plate flipper. Interestingly enough, the first license plates in the … Continue reading
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